Monday, April 21, 2008

Choose your own adventure -- take 2

The thing with this form is that there are only two options at the end of each section so it's not fully inclusive... basically you would have to be invited to write a section... that's why I asked that one of the two choices links back to me... so that I could invite all of you in due time... the way I envision it as long as the links run to the particular post for each section, time shouldn't be a problem...

I asked Human Being to write the choice ASK THE BOY WHY HE'S ON YOUR MOUNTAIN... I made the mistake of asking BBC to write a section based on option 1 -- EAT THE BOY FOR BREAKFAST... thought it might appeal to him...

I can see from the comments that this is going to be quite tricky... I'm open to suggestions on how this could be smoother and more interactive... I'm going to ask Debra Kay to write the first option (EAT THE BOY FOR BREAKFAST)... once the first few links hit I think it may be a bit more clear... basically, once the writer completes each new section they will have to let the previous writer know where it is so the link can be set... give me one of the two options they've come up with... and invite someone else to participate...

Please let me know if you're interested in writing a section... and any criticism/ideas would be appreciated...

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Incidentally, I think I found a way to work this that is more accommodating... if you read through the story and find an option that's not written yet and you'd like to write it up just leave a comment after that section... I'm just going to keep working away at the story over time...

9 comments:

human being said...

hi Hopper!
i wrote it... it's on the other blog... regarding the two options of my part, i'm going to ask Debra to write about the first and YOU the second one.
and please feel free to edit and correct my sentences which are limping awkwardly so that they can catch up to some degree with you prose that is dancing so gracefully...
thanks for all the good things i learn from you.

Hopper said...

thanks for writing up a section... in case any of you all check through here it isn't necessary that each part be posted on the OMAR'S ADVENTURE blog... could just as easily be posted on your own sites and I'll just link through to there...

Fern said...

ikes! I think I know what do do next...Hopper Deal? Deal.

but Deb are you sending me something also?...confusamundo me.

Hopper-my email is attached to this comment if it is easier to communicate that way.

Honour said...

I'd like to write a section - but maybe I can be one of the writers further on ... as it's a busy week. I think your link on the side of your webpage "Omar's adventures" -- should link to your first page, should it not? instead of to Human Being's page?? It kinda confuses things ... (unless I'm totally mixed up).

Hopper said...

honour... i don't know how to tell the blog to display the oldest post first... but i agree... i put a link on the side of the ADVENTURE page saying CLICK HERE TO BEGIN... if you know how to set up the site this way i'd appreciate the info... and i'll send you an option once there's some consensus on how this should best operate...

SORRY TO YOU ALL IF THIS IS A MESS... I'M TRYING TO GET THIS TO BE AS SMOOTH AS POSSIBLE... MAYBE THIS WILL END UP BEING A TEST RUN... THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE...

Hopper said...

and Debra... if you haven't already you should go ahead and send your option to fern...

Debra Kay said...

Sending it now

Debra Kay said...

Hopper, I posted my section in the comments section of Omar, and sent a copy to Fern via e-mail. It was very interesting to write. You must expose more of the story without defining the story for the next person...very cool.

chook said...

Hi Hopper, I would like to take part in the writing project but as I'm new and you don't know my writing skills I don't want to stuff it up. Maybe one further down the track might be better